New Starters 2021
Welcome to Elm Class
We are really looking forward to meeting you in September.
What will your child learn in Reception...
Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their
understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.
Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:
Communication and language;
Physical development; and
Personal, social and emotional development.
These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and
As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas.
Understanding the world; and
Expressive arts and design.
These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities, tailored to suit your child's ability and needs.
Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.
Here are some great transition stories to help your child prepare for their first week at school. Please continue to read these and talk about the transition booklet throughout summer.